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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:57 am 
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I'll start off with a question. I have been collecting 1/1250's for a while now. I usually just put them on a cabinet shelf for display. How do you all do it? Do you stick them on a base? I am considering painitng a thin piece of plywood sea blue to use as a base. Your ideas more than welcome.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:24 pm 
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I don't work in 1250th, but I can easily imagine a smaller version of Jim B's 1/700 display cabinet w/seabase for each model would be quite effective: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=16218

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Either
1) a wood base in full hull or
2) "afloat" at water level on simulated water.

Here are previous posts on the both topics. Hope they help.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=150089

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=111727

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:49 pm 
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Oh yeah, here's my 1/1200 Enterprise "on water"

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... /index.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:29 pm 
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Thank you for your replies John and Timmy C. I do agree they look better "afloat". I will have a go.

Very grateful

Elaurens


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Good luck! And if you're looking for watermaking methods, give this thread a try: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=37923

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 4:29 pm 
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I do it like this:

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Plastruct makes a thin clear (and blue) textured plastic sheet (two sizes) called "Agitated Water" that could work very well for open ocean seascape in 1/1250. You can cut it to size and spray / airbrush it and seal it with a gloss coat.

Painting it from beneath doesn't work so well. You get little, tiny black/dark dots that show through. An odd effect.

http://plastruct.com/Pages/OnlineCatalogIndex.lasso

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:36 pm 
This Flickr link will show you various harbour situations in 1:1250 scale.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42270887@N03/sets


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:21 am 
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Erewhon wrote:
This Flickr link will show you various harbour situations in 1:1250 scale.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42270887@N03/sets


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